Assessment Analyst

Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 22, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Assessment Analyst
University of Puget Sound
Job ID: 5724
Location: Institutional Research
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Staff Posting Details
Appointment: Regular, full time (1.0 FTE)

The University of Puget Sound is looking for a creative, curious and enthusiastic Assessment Analyst to join the Office of Institutional Research. Do you like to juggle more than one project at once? Do you embrace both creative projects and routine tasks? If so, we'd love to receive your application. We are looking for someone who will have, at a minimum, an earned baccalaureate degree by June 1, 2021, and who has 2 to 5 years of experience collecting and using qualitative and quantitative data to assess programs.

Position Summary: Reporting to the Associate Provost, Institutional Research, Planning and Student Success, the Institutional Assessment Analyst has primary responsibility for supporting assessment of curricular and co-curricular outcomes including survey and focus group management, data collection and analysis, and communications.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
    Manage all logistical aspects of surveys of Puget Sound students, faculty and staff, including internal surveys and external surveys from organizations such as NSSE and HEDS. This includes calendaring, deploying, communications and marketing. Support development of internal surveys of faculty, staff and student in service to the University and in consultation with other offices. Promote and market surveys and focus groups to increase and maintain strong response rates. Oversee Qualtrics survey software usage and training. Manage focus groups run through the Office of Institutional Research, training and/or supporting other offices as necessary. Consult with offices and department to assist them in development of assessment plans, including data sharing, surveys and focus groups. Providing internal and national qualitative and quantitative data and analysis to departments and offices for use in assessment. Maintain institutional research websites. Develop and manage social media presence for the Office of Institutional Research. Administrative duties including scheduling and calendars. Field and respond to ad hoc requests. Participating in the success of the Office of Institutional Research in meeting its goals.

Represent the University and planning and pursuing career and professional development opportunities outside of Puget Sound.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    Ability to develop and administer surveys, preferably through the use of Qualtrics survey software including the ability to employ survey logic, craft survey questions collaboratively and manage survey messaging. Ability to craft surveys with knowledge of the subsequent analysis. Ability to independently manage all aspects of focus groups including drafting protocols, recruiting participants, facilitating groups, note taking, analyzing qualitative data and report writing. Ability to develop a social media plan collaboratively and to implement and maintain it independently. Ability to edit and manage a website. Ability to craft learning outcomes collaboratively, develop measures for outcomes, select and use the appropriate research tool for measuring outcomes, report out on achievement of outcomes, and maintain tracking of outcome achievement. Ability to manipulate, analyze, summarize and present qualitative and quantitative data in multiple ways for a variety of audiences, using Excel (minimum knowledge includes graph creation), Statistical software such as SPSS, R or Stata (minimum knowledge includes importing datasets, cleaning and labelling data, and descriptive statistical analyses), Powerpoint (import graphs and tables for effective communication of data as information), and Microsoft word (to write reports, including importing graphs, tables and images).
Ability to collaborate with colleagues and to work well with faculty, staff and students across the institution to identify and act on areas for improvement within the purview of Institutional Research. Ability to manage projects, both new and recurring with clear planning, documentation and attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to efficiently manage multiple, time-critical projects. Knowledge of the issues of higher education and university administration is preferred. Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community.
Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:
    Bachelor's degree 2 - 5 years of experience related to assessment research. Experience obtained while completing education (internships, research, etc.) will be considered in the total years of experience. Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills, as evidenced through samples of written reports. Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Graduate coursework in research methodology
  • Experience using R or Python for data manipulation and statistics
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques (e.g., Structural Equation Modeling)

Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:

Application Deadline: Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than April 30, 2021 to ensure consideration. Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified.

Required Documents:
    Resume Letter of Interest

Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.

Diversity Statement:
    We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives. We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community. We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

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About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" ( to learn more about the college.

As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA